Better Life Index, just released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Americans’ household wealth is about $102,000 on average, significantly higher than those in many other developed countries. Income inequality is high, however, with the top 20 percent of the population earning nearly $82,000 a year while the bottom 20 percent get by
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What makes us happy and satisfied?
It may be that happiness comes simply by spending as much time as possible with the people we like and love and doing the things we love.
Life satisfaction may be determined simply by how we evaluate our life in terms of how well we have met our goals, how we
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Most Americans want to spend less money, according to Gallup polling organization. Families continue to monitor spending closely but aren’t making meaningful changes in cutting back their spending.
While families manage their household budget and spending, behavioral psychology has found that spending money does not make people happier. Gallup polling data indicates that families’ sense of
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Acquiring more education is not only associated with more income but is also associated with greater happiness.
A couple of years ago a survey was conducted in the U.S. to find out what caused people to become angry. The survey found that young people, parents with children at home, and people with less education had a
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